“A micro-dermal piercing, instead of going through two sides of a body part or tissue, it only goes through one part,” says Matthew Marter, a piercer at Club Tattoo in Tempe.
“The backing is underneath the skin, whereas a backing would be normally be on the other side of the ear or inside the nostril or inside of a lip.”
Harter says dermal anchoring has revolutionized the industry and over the past year has become incredibly popular.
“In the last two weeks I think I’ve done 50 of them or so.”
A single micro-dermal piercing will set you back about $50.